Greek banks closed and Euro close to parity with USD

The games are as good as over yet for Greece with last minute deals being made and lenders refusing to accept anything less than payments. Mario Draghi and his ECB are not delighted by the weak Euro but they have no tools or liquidity to offer the Greeks. Germany is likewise unlikely to help the […]

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Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes 19th May 15 – Aussie short opportunities

The $AUDUSD has been acting irrationally for weeks now. We are seeing and unexpected strength in the AUD even after negative numbers. This was being fuelled by the US economy losing momentum and China turning down interest rate. The RBA has made indication today however that the Australian Dollars Joyride must come to an end. […]

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FOMC 29th April 2015: Is the US heading back towards 2013 woes?

Most recently the US was reporting positive numbers across the range and a large part of the conversation was around interest rate hikes and  a higher interest in the USD Bond market. The FOMC meeting has changed the spectrum of the ongoing conversation with no talk preluding to an interest rate hike or relative timeframe. GDP for […]

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2015 Outlook on Currencies

2015 saw a bullish market on the USD rates with Janet Yellen being tipped across the range to increase interest rates in Q1. Official minutes however made a clear indication that this is not the case at least until April. The major SP500 started with losses on major downs on the commodity pricing changes with […]

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Scotland – will there be freedom?

The referendum is in place for later today and the tensions are flaring up old rifts and creating some new ones too.

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The Reserve and Central Banks that matter and the ones that don’t

For us traders having an edge is everything. We can get it from history, technical analysis, ability to read between the lines and on opportune occasions from a friend of a friend who works for a government statistics or financial institutions.

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A storm is brewing – USD a rising star for no reason

After last weeks horrendous US NFP data dwarfed the ECB decision to take interest down to .05%  – the markets are still not convinced that the US is in trouble.

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Euro has more to give – bears are hunting the EURUSD

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has done it again.

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Europe slow growth a deflation threat – no further downside expected

French President and European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi both agreed that measures need to be taken to stimulate growth in the Euro zone.

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EURCHF Bull opportunities ahead – Swiss Central Bank defences on guard

Swiss Central Bankers are on high alert are ready to intervene should the EUR lose further value and bring the cross rate closer to the 1.20 franc per euro.

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